Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Craving Beans

Oh yeh!

These are an awesome dish for picnics, potlucks or even funeral dinners, and  really any time during the year.  

I served samples of these beans to about 150 folks for a local Bean Days festival in July. I got lots of great comments and know I will make these again.

I adapted a recipe I saw at Cristy Jordan's Southern Plate.  (Actually, I saw them in her cookbook first, then at her website). She calls them Craving because they have been made over and over again.  And you're gonna want them again.SOON! Be sure to check out her recipe for the way she always makes these awesome beans. 

Add a salad or some Sweet Cornbread Muffins (made using a Jiffy
cornbread mix and a Jiffy yellow cake mix) and you'll have a deliciously filling meal.  

I changed up the recipe by using lots of different beans, (you can purchased jarred beans with many kinds included) added smoked sausage, a little hot sauce...decreased the amount of brown sugar and added a little maple syrup...
if you want to see Cristy's original recipe, check it out here


16 - 28 ozs. baked beans, undrained
1 (15 ozs) can kidney beans, drained slightly
1 (15 ozs) can butter beans, drained slightly
2 - 4 hot dogs, sliced
1 (1#) pkg. smoked sausage, diced
1 onion, chopped
1 heaping TB. yellow mustard
1 tsp. hot sauce, optional
1/2 c. ketchup
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. maple syrup
(or just use 2/3 c. brown sugar to sweeten and no maple syrup)
salt & pepper to taste 

In large bowl, combine all ingredients. Add to 5 - 6 qt. crockpot; cover and cook until bubbly: 5 - 6 hrs on low or 2 - 3 hrs on high. 
If you prefer cooking it on stovetop, just bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for about 30 minutes, or until it thickens.

Linked to Full Plate Thursday
Weekend Potluck

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